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nickjonesn4
Monza


Joined: 10 Aug 2017
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Location: Edinburgh


PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: First drive... Reply with quote

So picked up my C2S today from JZM. Car prepared absolutely beautifully and a really thorough handover. Very impressed.

A couple of stalls later I realised that this is not a hard car to drive. The flexibility of the engine is amazing, not what I was expecting and I love the throttle response and of course the noise. Did 300 miles up to an overnight in the north Lake District and super impressed at how civilized it is on the motorway. Even the sterso is okay. The brakes seem very strong and felt very happy keeping up with traffic.

Managed to fit in a couple of brief A road stints but tomorrow is the 2.5 hour A road blast home to Edinburgh. The steering feel Vs modern car is making me look forward to that very much indeed.

Just need to remember not to rush the clutch!
 
  
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stichill99
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Joined: 03 Nov 2013
Posts: 224
Location: Scottish Borders


PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: 993 Reply with quote

Congrats on the new purchase thumbsup We will need to be having a 993 meet in Edinburgh soon as there seems to be a few in the area now!
 
  
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cableguy
Barcelona


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a cool road trip Nick and the weather looks great for the hoon back tomorrow. Enjoy. Thumb

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nickjonesn4
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 993 Reply with quote

stichill99 wrote:
Congrats on the new purchase thumbsup We will need to be having a 993 meet in Edinburgh soon as there seems to be a few in the area now!


Yes please. I'm in Trinity and happy to help pull together.
 
  
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nickjonesn4
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Sounds like a cool road trip Nick and the weather looks great for the hoon back tomorrow. Enjoy. Thumb

C.


That's the plan Very Happy
 
  
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tyinsky
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Joined: 29 Jun 2012
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Location: London, UK

1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it have a lightweight flywheel fitted?
 
  
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nickjonesn4
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
Does it have a lightweight flywheel fitted?


No can't use that excuse. Just been driving autos or semi autos the last few years!
 
  
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stewart rix
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Joined: 28 Sep 2010
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Location: Wokingham

1997 Porsche 993 Turbo

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: First drive... Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
and felt very happy keeping up with traffic.

....and so it should with 285bhp. That's hardly trifling given it's not an overly heavy car. Very Happy

Congrats on your purchase.
 
  
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mohitos
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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Nick - lovely car, hope it brings you many miles of smiles.
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nickjonesn4
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Joined: 10 Aug 2017
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: First drive... Reply with quote

stewart rix wrote:
nickjonesn4 wrote:
and felt very happy keeping up with traffic.

....and so it should with 285bhp. That's hardly trifling given it's not an overly heavy car. Very Happy

Congrats on your purchase.


No that's a fair point. Not sure what I was expecting!
 
  
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madalaa
Yas Marina


Joined: 13 Mar 2008
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Location: West London

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So when do we get to see some pics of your new toy .......... you know it's obligatory ....... Smile
 
  
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tp81
Suzuka


Joined: 04 Mar 2010
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. Thumb Hopefully see it at some point, perhaps even on the road. I am in Glasgow.
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nickjonesn4
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Joined: 10 Aug 2017
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Location: Edinburgh


PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will get some pics sorted over weekend

Had a lovely run in the sunshine up from Tebay this morning on empty motorway then up the A702. Car is an absolute joy to drive as you lot all well know.
 
  
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ColinC
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Joined: 16 May 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - they are a good involving drive - hope you continue to enjoy it thumbsup

Next time you heading home that way take the A701 from Moffat round the Devils Beef Tub, certainly makes you focus if pushing on!

My wife and I often head down the M74 cutting off at Moffat on the A701 and pop into Peebles for a spot of lunch before heading back on the A702 via Lanark and through the Clyde Valley.........in fact the only time my wife gets in the car is when lunch is involved.
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nickjonesn4
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinC wrote:
Yes - they are a good involving drive - hope you continue to enjoy it thumbsup

Next time you heading home that way take the A701 from Moffat round the Devils Beef Tub, certainly makes you focus if pushing on!

My wife and I often head down the M74 cutting off at Moffat on the A701 and pop into Peebles for a spot of lunch before heading back on the A702 via Lanark and through the Clyde Valley.........in fact the only time my wife gets in the car is when lunch is involved.


Yep have done in both my other cars - a grand day out. Definitely on the list. I think there is Porsche Club breakfast run doing that route on 5th November that I might check out
 
  
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